On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1952

Historical Events

  • Montreal Canadiens center Elmer Lach picks up his 354th career assist in a 3-2 loss at the NY Rangers to become the NHL's all-time assists leader; passes Bill Cowley's mark
  • Trude Jochum-Beiser of Austria wins the downhill gold medal at the Oslo Winter Olympics; second career gold medal after taking out the combined event at St. Moritz (1948)

Famous Birthdays

  • Insook Bhushan, US table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Karin Janz, East German gymnast (medals at 1968 Olympics, born in Lübben, East Germany
1952 Highlights

About February 17, 1952

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius